Watermelon Radish and Pineapple Carpaccio

I work in Fruitvale, the latino neighborhood of East Oakland, where all the signs are in Spanish, tamale carts are part of the morning commute, and technicolor quinceañera dresses fill shop windows. But I think my all-time favorite part about Fruitvale is the fruit carts. Around lunchtime you can find a fleet of fruit carts [...]

Green Garlic Soup with Lemon Cardamom Yogurt

This week's vegetable is "exotic" simply because it's only available a few weeks out of the year, and because we don't recognize it in its immature form. Green garlic is actually just young, spring garlic pulled up early before it divides into the multi-clove bulbs we are used to seeing in grocery stores. Farmers pull it up early to [...]